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the horror today in a small town in connecticut. good evening i'm dan ashley. as you probably know by now this has been a horrific day. gunman slaughtered 27 people including 20 young children in a killing spree at elementary school in newtown, connecticut before ultimately taking his own life. in newtown overflow crowd tonight at the church as the community tries come to grip with what happened there. vigil were held all over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone con
said classes will resume tomorrow. >>> another day of funerals in newtown, connecticut, today. two were victims were laid to rest while a wake was held for another. citizens and investigators continue to try and make sense of the tragedy there. >> reporter: tearful morning and the secretary day of funerals in newtown. >> it's still not real that my little girl so full of life -- [ crying ] >> -- who wants a horse so badly isn't coming home. >> reporter: it was back to class for most. with the recent tragedy on students' minds. >> the really big thing in the world right now. and how can't you think about it? it's so close to you. >> reporter: the teachers' union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school which is a scene still. >> president obama supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: connecticut's
's connecticut school shooting. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville, heavy hearts after that massacre at that school in connecticut. today, the first funerals there for two 6-year-old boys. new details about the investigation and the gunman's computer, and new calls to changes to gun laws following that shooting. we have live team coverage tonight. we begin in connecticut, with ktvu's john sasaki, on how that town is remembering its young victims. >> reporter: it is now 1:00 a.m. it is raining here. and yet there are still people here at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together
month. >>> newtown connecticut will bury three more children after what triggered last week's deadly school shooting. the gunman's home is still a crime scene and they have removed boxes of evidence from there. we learned just days before the shooting the mother had been on vacation alone at a resort in new hampshire. she returned home one day before the shooting rampage. the school shooting has renewed calls for gun control. coming up, a new pole shows how americans feel about that issue after the tragedy in newtown. >>> and today mayor ed lee will introduce legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. blakely is one of two teens who died in the bay view last weekend. he called the deaths horrible and met with faith leaders to discuss how to reduce the violence. there have been 60 homicides in san francisco compared to 50 this time last year. >>> time is now 5:06 sal is coming back getting you out the door this morning, so far so good. >>> yes, it looks good, dave and torii, it is a nice drive, there are no major problems as you drive through. if you will be on the east shore freeway
to remember the 26 victims of friday's connecticut school shooting. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville, heavy hearts after that massacre at that school in connecticut. today, the first funerals there for two 6-year-old boys. new details about the investigation and the gunman's computer, and new calls to changes to gun laws following that shooting. we have live team coverage tonight. we begin in connecticut, with ktvu's john sasaki, on how that town is remembering its young victims. >> reporter: it is now 1:00 a.m. it is raining here. and yet there are still people here at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to
". >> larry: on to the latest headlines from newtown, connecticut. four victims were buried today. paul simon sang at funeral of vicky soto. also, first graders and the school principal who was killed as she tried to stop the gunman in the early moments of attack. joe biden will be leading the push for stricter gun laws. we'll have more on the president's actions later on. today in oakland the community came together during a special mass for the victims. nick smith was there. >> archbishop and cathedral of price the light led the mass. they gathered to remember the victims and families touched by the school shooting in connecticut. >> as we reach for our brothers and sisters taken from us by a sudden and violent death. >> more than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of o
in connecticut and what they hope their actions will inspire. >> a family with a month old baby and no place to stay. the struggle to find housing for bay area families in need. >> the senator versus hollywood. why diane feinstein is outraged. vze=< >>> a moving tribute in oakland for victims on the other side of the country. more than 200 people gathered to pray at cathedral of christ the light for the sandy hook shooting victims. a group of kindergarten through eighth grade choir students sang before and after the services. the archbishop placed a wreath of 28 yellow roses for those who were killed last week. >>> tonight a religious community that has also experienced a shooting rampage is remembering the victims mourners say this tragedy transcends all religions. >> reporter: this is a sikh congregation of a thousand members which paused to reflect on connecticut's loss. their language not understood by all, but the emotions are universal. members of the sikh community tonight mourned the young ones just like god himself. they are not political. they don't pick fights. that what makes you
the mother of the gunman in the quit school shooting. the -- in the connecticut school shooting and the tremendous support for the victims and the community of newtown. >>> edging closer to the fiscal cliff, the vote happening today and the expected result. >>> good thursday morning. starting off very cold. 20s, 30s and 40s. coming up we'll take a look at the forecast temperature in your neighborhood and when major rain returns to the bay area forecast. >>> time now, 7:14. we know more this morning about a report on tuesday about a man with a gun at san jose city college. the information was second- hand. the campus police say a man called them tuesday afternoon, said a stranger came up to them, said he had seen a man with a gun. the school was put on lockdown for three hours while the police searched for the gunman. police say they did not find a weapon but say the caller did the right thing by reporting that incident. >>> 7:14. the community of newtown, connecticut will bury three more children today as investigators continue to search for clues. yesterday, investigators remov
shooting and the neighborhood burglaries. in new town, connecticut today. more tears. and more heartbreak. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendatio
. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to match every dollar the states extend on mental health. >>> a bay area gun buy-back program was so successful, there's now talk of using it as a blueprint for the country. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez in the newsroom with details. joe. >> reporter: the organizers in oakland say they plan to take this thing statewide perha
for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote down the value of autonomy by $8.8 billion citing accounting mistakes. the suit says the company misrepresented the original value of the acquisition. hp says they are reviewing the claim and are not able to comment on it. >>> the fight over thomas kincaid's estate is over. they have not made the details public. the two have been battling over the artist's estate since he died last april. >> they are notifying people south of market that a sex offender has moved into the market. david simons is a violent registered sex offender. he talked with worried residents tonight. >>> there is a flier in every mailbox on mission street alerting the registered sex offender. the manager is uneasy. >> i don't really like it, but we are going to give it a try and see what happens. >> simons was just released from prison after serving 24 years. convicted of violent sex crimes aga
this year, compared to 50 last year. in an effort sparked by gun violence in the connecticut school shootings they took aim at bullets. they are proposing legislation, making it illegal for non- police officers to have hollow point bullets like this one. >> to ammunition that has been designed for military use has no reason to be on our streets. >> reporter: the second proposal, any gun dealer notify police of anyone who buys more than 500 rounds of ammo at one time. >> track the people, and frequency of purchase. >> reporter: the manager doubt the efforts will reduce violence. >> it will restrict those that need the tools to defend themselves when the police aren't present. >> keep the kids safe. >> reporter: the board of supervisors is expected to take up the proposals next month and police chief announced all police officers will be retrained in the tactics of school safety. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials fined 12 hospitals for failures that caused or likely to call injury or death to patients and three hospitals were in the bay area. kaiser was fine
, connecticut in the wake of the devastating school shooting. why thex& town is asking people to stop sending their condolences. >>> another delay for commercial crab fishermen in mendocino county. find out when they are hoping the season will start. >> first america's money report. >>> good morning. toyota has agreed to one of the largest settlements involving auto defect claims, 1.1 billion dollar deal to settle a class action suit involving complaints vehicles unintentionally accelerated. -- to put up gains. up 6.9%7$y sincen=up: january. holiday sales turning out to be weaks since 2008, sales in two months leading up to countries just up 7/10 of a percent from last year. some starbucks are saving a political message. the ceo is askingly is in washington, d.c. starbucks to write "come together" on cups today and tomorrow to lawmakers to keep th [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let
the victims of newtown, connecticut. >> hostess products may return to store shelves. want plan to bring the beloved brand back to life. >> dozens of cruise ship passengers sickened. what's being blamed for the mass illness. >>> the final victims of last week's school shooting in connecticut were laid to rest today. family and friends of 7-year- old josephine gay gathered for her funeral. in nearby bloomfield, connecticut there were services and in utah 6-year-old emilie parker was buried. the shootings have sparked national debate about gun control and whether other mass shootings can be prevented. >> reporter: demonstrators held signs with the names of the lives lost at sandy hook elementary school. >> i hope you watch us law down and know we're lying down in a silent protest to remember the 26 people that lost their lives in newtown. >> reporter: protesters laid on the ground as each victim was remembered. former teacher held a sign for victoria soto who died protecting her students. >> it gave me shivers to receive and hold her card. i admire what she did and would hope that if i had
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hall with the new call for action. >> my name is richard bloomenthal. >> reporter: connecticut senator bloomenthal and chris murphy met with a group called newtown united who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> rep
, airports in connecticut and rhode island, on that list also. danielle nottingham, cbs news, reagan national airport, arlington, virginia. >> thank you. >>> and despite the hundreds of canceled flights, no delays at sfo right now. big delays however with caltrain today. some trains were behind more than an hour. caltrain blamed a signalling problem and switched to backup software. right now trains are back on time. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care tonight. a fever that kept mr. bush in the hospital over christmas has apparently gotten worse. doctors have him on a liquids- only diet. a bronchitis-like cough initially sent the former president, who is 88 years ole, to the hospital on november 23rd. >>> police are allowing families back into an upstate new york neighborhood where a gunman shot and killed two firefighters. police say william spengler started a fire that destroyed 7 homes in the town of webster christmas eve. then he shot at the first responders when they arrived. off duty police got there just seconds after firefighters. >> a round or something impacts
shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden will meet will law enforcement officers today from across the country. his new task force is expected to release recommendations to reduce gun violence next month. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall with new calls for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons, but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: ther
of the funerals for the victims of the connecticut school shooting will be held today. five were held yesterday. after a service for dilan hockly his 8-year-old brother released balloons. families also said good-bye to grace mcdonald and four others. >>> meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman. former classmates said he wore the same clothes every day and rarely spoke. he once give a presentation through a computer instead of speaking and a former classmate said he enjoyed playing a violent video game and liked using a military style assault rifle in the game, the same type of gun he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from
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the connecticut school shooting. guns were exchanged for a $100 grocery gift card. the last buy-back netted 1700 guns. >>> dr. mcdreamy may be brewing up something steamy, coffee. buy lease coffee. no word on the -- tully's coffee. tully's has 47 stores in washington and california as well ascu numerous franchise locations tully's filed for bankrupt protection in october two other companies are interested. the bankruptcy judge could approve a deal next month. >>> time for a check on forecast. coming? we all want to know. >> do we really? >> let us guess. >> all right guess. >> tomorrow. >> yes. >> that's no fair. you are cheating, you told her. >> educated guess. [ laughing ] [ talking over each other ] >> i want a recount. >> 4:45. >>> embarcadero with the lights on beautiful drive into the city when you can see this especially against the backdrop of dry weather which is what we have. cloud cover stubborn kept temperatures up and frost from forming in many areas. let's talk about temperatures 40 livermore and fairfield, 41 concord. 42 napa. 43 san jose everybody else mid to upper 40s, half moo
100,000 people and the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut was not included in that report. >>> on a much nicer note, we are going to see the sunshine today according to brian. >> well, that's the theory anyway. we're starting out -- we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. there's so much moisture out there that, you know, it'll take a little bit today for it to clear. but after that we should glimpse the sun here and there. let's look at the doppler again really quickly just to set everything up. we had some showers move in over the bay area last night, didn't dump much, a couple 10ths inches of rain. in the south bay we see an echo or two and that's about it. so out the door this morning, we have clouds, a little bit of drizzle around the coast of the bay. inland just mostly cloudy skies. and toward midday the sun should come out. as you can see the sky lightening over there as the sun rises slowly in the east. and the concord airport is reporting 42 degrees out there at buchanan field, oakland at 46, san francisco 46 degrees and san jose has 43. so a little bit of
. septemberors say that amount could cause a lot of damage. >> officials from connecticut are asking well wishers to hold off on gifts. since the shooting tens of thousands of toys, and other gifts have been going in to the community from all over the world. officials say that they are deeply grateful but they can't manage so many items. they say once they process all of the gifts they are going to let the public know the best way to help those affected by the shooting. >>> in response to the connecticut school shooting a guns for groceries exchange program in los angeles was held earlier than planned. it created long lines of people and cars waiting to turn in their guns to officials yesterday. the event was first scheduled for may. in return for those guns the people received a 100-dollar gift certificate to ralp h's. more than 2,000 guns were collected. >>> in new york city a newspaper is drawing criticism for publishing the names and addresses of gun permit holders. they published a database showing the names and addresses. the state senator is demanding the paper take it down but the
in connecticut. coming up what a group of retirees are doing for the folks in newtown. that's when we come right back. >> american pediatricians say thermerical a preservative should not be banned. it was removed from most vaccines because it was lifrned to autism or other problems. since then several safety reviews have found no such evidence. some experts say keep it out of the u.s., but in other countries, with fewer resources where children still die from preventive diseases, that's because it is used to create multidose vaccines which are cheaper and easier to use and can allow more children to be vaccinated. >>> chances are the gift we are about to share with you is not on your list but is on the list of someone you know. as deborah weiner and charles cochran show us, it is a gift without a price, even without a bow. >> these men say there are no two brothers closer. each other's best friend since they were little boys and about to be connected in a whole new way. >> it's pretty cold in here. >> tomorrow younger brother dovel, a school custodian, will donate his kidney to rondel, who is su
. the church pastor says the children were never in any danger. >> connecticut's chief medical examiner says arrangements are being made out of state for the burial of the mother of adam lanza. up from outside conn wants to claim the body of nancy lanza who was shot last friday by her son shortly before he headed to sandy hook elementary school. the funeral home is likely in new hampshire. nancy lanza once lived in new hampshire and her brother is a retired police captain there. it is a will be held tonight in san jose for the victims of last week's shooting. the ban is being organized by supervisor dave cortez. he has partnered with several community groups the residence the chance to share their thoughts and condolences on the tragedy. tonight the battle starts at 630 at the county government center on west heading streets in san jose. paper ornaments will be placed on a holiday treat for the victims. the tree will be on display through the end of the year. we will be right back. >> welcome back. opablo sandoval was a judge in last night's miss universe pageant in lost vegas. 89 women took
is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking up to chilly conditions is morning more details on your forecast when we come back. wel;come the time is4:30. to in live look at the golden gate bridge. the weather should be not be a major factor. >> scarrves are the present to get. it will be cold as we head into the regioweek end. >> the temperatures will continu
with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote down the value of autonomy by $8.8 billion citing accounting mistakes. the suit says the company misrepresented the original value of the acquisition. hp says they are reviewing the claim and are not able to comment on it. >>> the fight over thomas kincaid's estate is over. they have not made the details public. the two have been battling over the artist's estate since he died last april. >> they are notifying people south of market that a sex offender has moved into the market. david simons is a violent registered sex offender. he talked with worried residents tonight. >>> there is a flier in every mailbox on mission street alerting the registered sex offender. the manager is uneasy. >> i don't really like it, but we are going to give it a try and see what happens. >> simons was just released from prison after serving 24 years. convicted of violent sex
is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the school shooting. he is doing it on behalf of a 6- year-old student who survived. the attorney said the girl was trauma was traumatized. the traumatized. >>> many across the station continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. san rafaell's mayor is the latest to join the effort. he put his name on a petition urging congress and the president to encase laws. other mayors are also thinking of putting their names on the list. >> police say there is been 500 homicides in chicago this year. the 500th victim was killed thursday night. there were 435 last year. they haven't seen this many since 2008. police say they blame gang violence and illegal guns. community leaders say they are struggling to curb violence in certain neighborhoods. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where violence is a learned behavior, it's the culture you have guy that plan out what they are going to do tonight what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into a slight altercation or beef they are going to take that person's life because the
. >>> students in five states will be spending more time in school. select schools in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee, are scheduled to announce today, they are adding 300 hours of class time to the calendar. officials have not said whether they plan to make the school days locker or extend the year. supporters say this will help -- longer or extend the year. supporters say this will help struggling students. >>> muni and other transit agencies are considering a controversial fare rate, how much money the passengers earn. according to "the examiner" some say they don't think it's fair that some have to pay $64 and seniors are paying $22 for the new fare. >>> 7:19. last night, president obama honored some iconic performers at the white house. he joked they have no business being on the same stage together. the president congratulated the seven honorable people for their lifetime contributions to american culture through the performing arts. -- was at the honorees' dinner. there's david hoffman, dustin hoffman and the surviving members of led zeppelin. and there w
time in school. select schools in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york, and tennessee they are all scheduled to announce today they are adding 300 hours of class time to the school calendar. they have not said if they plan to make the school day longer or extend the school year. supporters of the extra class time say it will help those students that are struggling and allow for a more well rounded curriculum. >>> time now 5:24. tara is back. what happened on the altamont pass? >> we had that earlier accident we've been talking about. a high speed chp chase where a patrol car flipped over allie rasmus will be live on the scene in a few minutes. right now let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is very little backup. it will change within the hour. and in oakland a shot of 880 the headlights are those heading southbound toward hayward. and 680 near the sunol grade southbound traffic on the right hand side there again same story. no delays to report. 5:25 here is steve. >>> we have a little quieter pattern. i think it's well deserved. we don't get out o
for. now the feel good story in connecticut. 10-year-old james is developmentally disable. he play was lego to help feel better. now for 2 years james saved every penny he had until he had 100 dollars to buy a lego train set. by the time he saved enough money lego had discontinued making that train. so james wrote a letter to lego which his father posted on you tube asking if the company could help him find one of the sets. logo wrote back apologizing but guess what? several days lateary box arrived at the door from leg o. hidden camera the parents recorded the whole thing. watch. >> i finally have this. [ screaming. about. >> isn't that exciting. sweet kid. finally got. that lego sent him a set along with a letter thanking james for loyalty to the company. the boy convinced lego is the best company in the world. by the way wave link to the complete video on you tube at abc 7 news.com. what a nice story. christmas comes early for young james. >> talk weather spencer tracking yes another storm. >> that's trueth before we get to that i show you a percent of average rainfall
an increase in sales after the school shooting in connecticut. the press democrat reports store owners have been selling out of assault rifles and other guns. one store own owner fears the guns will be banned after president obama's plan. >>> new york police are searching for the person who killed a man by pushing him on to subway tracks in front of an on coming train. here is new surveillance video of the woman police believe no be responsible. it happened last night when the man was shoved in front of a northbound train in sunny side queens. witnesses say she fled the station after the incident. the man die add the scene. he has not yet been identified. >>> bart will add extra trains for new years eve night and new years eve morning to deter drinking and driving. they additional trains will go in and out of san francisco own new years eve. extra service will aim to alleviate crowds. and muni will join bart to help shuttle extra people around for new years celebrations and add to the fun muni is offering free travel from 8:00 p.m. new years eve to 6:00 a.m. new years day. that includes cab
juries. >>> the connecticut medical examiners a is the gunman's remains were claimed several days ago by a anonymous person. 20 first graders and six educators were killed in that december 4th shooting. >> several sandy hook students and family members were guests at the new york giants game. the newtown group lined up on the field and cheered as players were introduced. the team said it wanted to do something to raise the spirits of their special guests. the defending super bowl champ routed them 42-7 but the giants were eliminated from the playoff chase when the bears outlasted detroit. >>> a lot of people are counting down the hours until they can get a prime viewing location. talking about the rose parade. it atracks almost a million people to pasadena for a firsthand look at the beautiful vote floats, the bands, the horses, and everything else. but you're not allowed to stake out a spot until noon today. then you have to stay put right there until the parade begins add 8:00 tomorrow morning. now after the parade, you've got the granddaddy of all the bowl games the rose bowl. stan
at a connecticut elementary school and the shooters motive is still unknown. what scientists will be doing in the hopes of getting insight into a killer. >>> what san francisco police plan to do to keep pedestrians safe in the new year. >>> highway 237 near milpitas traffic looking good. we'll take a look at your other bay area roadways coming up. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> new this morning. wii just learned three police officers have been injured in a shooting in new jersey. it happened inside the blaster township police headquarters around 5:30 a.m.. shots were fired inside the building. three officers were injured. one suffering from a nonlife threatening gunshot wound. >>> scient
of heart failure this morning while on his way to an appointment with a cardiologist in connecticut. brubeck had the first million-selling jazz album and the first modern jazz musician pictured on the cover of time magazine. that was back in 1954. brubeck would have turned 92 years old tomorrow. >>> the picture that launch add thousand wofrds in the media landed a bay area blogger before a judge today. the new court order that he says will keep him from doing his job. >>> the wash out here on bien hill road in the santa cruz mountains was the biggest but not the only storm damage that need to be repaired. we'll show yao what could and couldn't be done today . >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> a simple snapshot raised hack ls at san francisco's city hall and created big legal troubles today for the man who took this picture. the photographer is a high-profile bay area activist. he appeared in court today to face misdemeanor charges. david stephenson reports on the judge's new order and why the defendant claims it tramples on his f
in a crime anyway. >>> meanwhile the connecticut town that was the site of that recent mass shooting is asking people to stop sending gifts for the time being. officials in newtown say they have more items than they can handle including flowers, teddy bears and a lot of signs there. they say they have warehouses full of gifts that they need to process now. united way fund to help the town now has reached $3.5 million. a lot of givers out there. >>> it is 5:50 now. preventing bullying. the simple act that you can teach your kids. >> plus her christmas wish came true. how police nabbed the grinch who stole this puppy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> bundle up. it is cold outside. we have temperatures in the 40s now. 42 in santa rosa and 41 in livermore. 41 in concord. we have a nice dry day setting up all across the bay area. and this is what it looks like on the roads. golden gate, bay bridge and san mateo bridge all moving at the limit. we are hearing about closures on the great highway. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >>> kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9
. they are colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's unclear whether school days will be will be added to the calendar. educators say the goal is to make u.s. students more competitive. w > "the new york times" follows an on the homeless man in this photo we showed you last week. himhows a police officer giving him a pair >>> all right, nora, finally catching a break if the stormy weather. from you heading out the door, it's a little chilly in spots. but still, we've lot of sunshine coming our way. and well, couple of clouds outside as we look live out there toward the pleasanton area. we are going to see a lot of sunshine this afternoon. the temperatures expected to be in the mid-60s in the warmest spots in toward san jose. about 64 in livermore and 64 in san francisco. breezy at the coast but should remain dry. next couple of days the rain returns tomorrow late in the day tomorrow. >>> t onal weather report sponsored by bp. >>> could there actually be life on mars? a big announcement expected later today from nasa has caused quite a stir. >> it's one for the his
today.nearly two weeks after the connecticut school massacre. n-r-a executive vice president wayne lapierre first addressed the issue last friday.calling for armed officers in all u-s schools. lapierre blamed recent mass shootings on poor oversight of the mentally ill, violent t-v shows, movies and video games.among ofther things. today keene responded to the backlash over lapierre's suggestions on school security. >> when wayne lapeer spoke about a week ago, he suggested that what has to happen and what should happen is that in every school district, administrators, teachers and parents should sit down and ask what's needed to protect the students in that school. some of them will want police officers there. others of them will want private security guards. there may be some places they want volunteers to do it. we're willing to work with everybody on those questions. but the fact is that is not a crazy suggestion. >> reporter: keene's comments come one day after a new york newspaper posted an on-line map of gun-owners in the area.using information that's publicly available. keene
morning news. we will tell you what officials and newtown, connecticut are asking the public to stop sending gives to the community. will be right back. >> is 70 9:00 a.m.. newtown, conn. officials are stating that they do not want the public to send more gifts. the town is struggling to manage the gifts that they have received. cissus slate of the 20 students at the six faculty members near the two weeks ago, newtown has been indulged with gifts, from tens o of teddy bears, barbie dolls and soccer balls to flowers, artwork and school supplies. officials said they would be tell the best way that people can help the community after the " where houses full of items " are processed. >> the california highway patrol is reporting more than 1000 d.u.i. i arrests all just over the holiday weekend. the chp was a maximum enforcement mode starting on friday and ending at midnight on christmas night. statewide 1060 drivers were rested for driving under the influence. that is up from last year when 980 drivers were arrested for d.u.i. during the same period in the bay area, there were 151 d you
this morning to connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal. also florida congressman connie mack. neighbors outside a california home today. they say the home is actually serving as a maternity center for mothers from china who want to give birth to american citizens. they're going to talk to rosanna mitchell, a person for those who are protesting called not in chino hills plus we'll have a cnn exclusive with john mcafee. he's been on the run, of course, since his neighbor was mysteriously murdered in belize. we'll tell you why martin savidge got this interview, and did this interview, getting this interview was almost as strange as the tape itself. all that and much more ahead this morning on "starting point." >> so curious about that. >> it's weird, right? >> all right, soledad we'll be watching. thousands of people in northern california are without power this morning. the third pacific storm in five days soaking the already saturated san francisco bay area this weekend. trees are down. hundreds of homes have been damaged by falling limbs and floodwaters. rob marciano joins us
the newtown connecticut school shooting the worst day of his presidency. >> i a skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that somehow will solve our problem. >> appearing on nbc meet the press this morning, he pledged to put his full weight behind legislation next year aimed at containing gun violence while he is skeptical about placing armed guards at schools he vowed to rally americans around an agenda that would limit gun violence. he supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. donations have been pouring in for a gun buy back program. $15,000 has been raised to pay for the event which will happen on january 15th. organizers plan to offer $200 for automatic weapons and rifles and $100 for all other firearms. they also want people to turn in violent video games but no money will be given in exchange. >>> after the colorado movie theater and connecticut school shooting some educators in colorado are taking firearm training. about a half dozen teach
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